April 20, 2017
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Wesleyan University senior Evan Mok-Lamme ’17 (Grand Junction, Colo.) has been awarded the 2017 Technos International Prize, an annual award recognizing a student who has excelled academically and has contributed to broadening international awareness and understanding. The award is presented through the Tanaka Ikueikai Educational Trust in Japan and was created to improve international relations.
An International Studies major with a focus on international development, Mok-Lamme has held multiple internships both in the U.S. and abroad. As a 2015 IWU Freeman Asia intern at World Green Organization in Hong Kong, Mok-Lamme worked to promote the company’s mission of waste reduction by designing promotional materials and hosting events that allowed residents to exchange used items. In 2016, he was a recipient of the IWU Fund for Human Rights, Sustainability, and Social Justice Grant,which allowed him to intern at Karis Inc., a teen homeless shelter located in Grand Junction, Colorado. At Karis, Mok-Lamme co-authored three competitive state grants that funded for over $30,000. He also worked closely with board members to expand resources available for homeless youth, and opened and operated a youth drop-in center that provides services to 170 at-risk teens each month.
At Illinois Wesleyan Mok-Lamme worked as a Multicultural Educator, named to the Dean’s List, and studied abroad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As a student athlete Mok-Lamme lettered in men’s varsity lacrosse.
After graduation, Mok-Lamme will be interning with the Hong Kong Lacrosse Association (HKLA), the governing body for the sport in Hong Kong. While working with HKLA, Mok-Lamme’s tasks will include event planning, graphic design and marketing.
By Vi Kakares ’20